It’s an absolutely innovative “work-for-equity-model”, addressed to companies that aim to launch a start-up process abroad.
Market analysis, identification of operational sites, partner search, legal analysis and assistance, staff training: these are just some of the problems that have to be faced by companies in trying to enter a new market.
Innovative Business Hub – IBH acts as the bridge for the implementation of your start-up idea into a new market. IBH is chronologically structured through the following activities:
- Defining the best growth path on a foreign market;
- Assisting companies in their international projects;
- Taking a stake in the local start-up, without any fee for provided services.
IBH’s main advantages
- It enables companies to eliminate the consultancy costs throughout the project.
- It makes the consultant co-manager of the project’s activities, since he is part of the company.
- The consultant sees its costs repaid only if the foreign branch operates successfully, generating profits.
Alessandro Fichera – Managing Director Octagona
He graduated from the University of Wales (UK) in European Business Management, with a specialization course in International Marketing at IFOA of Reggio Emilia. From 2000 to 2002 Marketing Consultant for important Italian organizations such as ISMEA and ISTAT. For the next two years Group Marketing Manager for an important manufacturer of machines for working metal Modena, with business development activities in overseas markets. Currently Senior Partner of Octagona and Trainer in Ca’ Foscari, Nibi and other training entities with a strong international vocation. Extensive expertise in internationalization and specialization in mechanics, food, fashion and retail.
Pietro Paolo Alessandrello – Business Consultant
Degree in mechanical engineering, now Business Consultant with a long experience in internationalization, business turnaround and business development. He also holds the role of Lecturer of seminars about internationalization for post-degree masters IGAMI and GES (University Ca’ Foscari of Venice) and he is a Professional accredited by the Region Lombardy as a Manager of business networks for internationalization, innovation and corporate turnaround. He has been, among all the positions fulfilled, Vice President of the Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce in Mumbai and COO for the international subsidiaries of Rosetti Marino Group. Since 2016 he collaborates with Octagona for the construction of internationalization projects.
Marco Zolli – Director of Master IGAMI
Director of Master IGAMI (Italian Global Approach to Management in India) and Academic Coordinator of Master GES (Gulf Enterprises Studies) at the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice. He taught Hindi language and literature at University Ca’ Foscari of Venice and Italian language and culture at Delhi University. He participated as a linguistic-cultural expert at important Italian institutional missions in India and Indian institutional missions in Italy. He established and now manages the Indian Resources Center and since 2014 he is Consular Correspondent of the Italian Embassy in New Delhi; in 2012 the Indian Foreign Ministry awarded him the Wishva Hindi Samman for his work done for the spread of the Hindi language. Since 2016 he collaborates with Octagona for the construction of internationalization projects related to cultural aspects and business in India.